QuarkXPress 2016 now supports 77 OpenType features (plus 5)

stylistic-font

Here’s a list of all 77 OpenType features supported by the user interface of QuarkXPress 2016 (12.2), both Run based features and Glyph based features:

  1. aalt – Access All Alternates
  2. afrc – Alternative Fractions
  3. c2sc – Small Capitals From Capitals
  4. calt – Contextual Alternates
  5. case – Case-Sensitive Forms
  6. clig – Contextual Ligatures
  7. cpsp – Capital Spacing
  8. cwsh – Contextual Swash
  9. dlig – Discretionary Ligatures
  10. dnom – Denominators
  11. expt – Expert Forms
  12. frac – Fractions
  13. fwid – Full Widths
  14. halt – Alternate Half Widths
  15. hist – Historical Forms
  16. hkna – Horizontal Kana Alternates
  17. hngl – Hangul
  18. hojo – Hojo Kanji Forms (JIS X 0212-1990 Kanji Forms)
  19. hwid – Half Widths
  20. ital – Italics
  21. jp04 – JIS2004 Forms
  22. jp78 – JIS78 Forms
  23. jp83 – JIS83 Forms
  24. jp90 – JIS90 Forms
  25. kern – Kerning
  26. liga – Standard Ligatures
  27. lnum – Lining Figures
  28. locl – Localized Forms
  29. nlck – NLC Kanji Forms
  30. numr – Numerators
  31. onum – Oldstyle Figures
  32. ordn – Ordinals
  33. ornm – Ornaments
  34. palt – Proportional Alternate Widths
  35. pnum – Proportional Figures
  36. pwid – Proportional Widths
  37. qwid – Quarter Widths
  38. ruby – Ruby Notation Forms
  39. salt – Stylistic Alternates
  40. sinf – Scientific Inferiors
  41. smcp – Small Capitals
  42. smpl – Simplified Forms
  43. ss01 – Stylistic Set 1
  44. ss02 – Stylistic Set 2
  45. ss03 – Stylistic Set 3
  46. ss04 – Stylistic Set 4
  47. ss05 – Stylistic Set 5
  48. ss06 – Stylistic Set 6
  49. ss07 – Stylistic Set 7
  50. ss08 – Stylistic Set 8
  51. ss09 – Stylistic Set 9
  52. ss10 – Stylistic Set 10
  53. ss11 – Stylistic Set 11
  54. ss12 – Stylistic Set 12
  55. ss13 – Stylistic Set 13
  56. ss14 – Stylistic Set 14
  57. ss15 – Stylistic Set 15
  58. ss16 – Stylistic Set 16
  59. ss17 – Stylistic Set 17
  60. ss18 – Stylistic Set 18
  61. ss19 – Stylistic Set 19
  62. ss20 – Stylistic Set 20
  63. subs – Subscript
  64. sups – Superscript
  65. swsh – Swash
  66. titl – Titling Alternates
  67. tnam – Traditional Name Forms
  68. tnum – Tabular Figures
  69. trad – Traditional Forms
  70. twid – Third Widths
  71. valt – Alternate Vertical Metrics
  72. vrt2 – Vertical Writing
  73. vhal – Alternate Vertical Half Metrics
  74. vkna – Vertical Kana Alternates
  75. vkrn – Vertical Kerning
  76. vpal – Proportional Alternate Vertical Metrics
  77. zero – Slashed Zero

QuarkXPress 2016 also supports 5 OpenType baseline tags through Character Alignment feature:

  1. icfb – Ideographic character face bottom edge baseline
  2. icft – Ideographic character face top edge baseline
  3. ideo – Ideographic em-box bottom edge baseline
  4. idtp – Ideographic em-box top edge baseline
  5. romn – The baseline used by simple alphabetic scripts such as Latin, Cyrillic and Greek

To see what these features mean and to see an explanation of the four-letter-code, please refer to the OpenType reference:

https://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/featurelist.htm
and
https://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/baselinetags.htm

 

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Before joining Quark, Matthias pioneered print, Web, and multimedia products for multiple German publishing companies. Since 1997 he has played a central role in shaping Quark’s desktop and enterprise software.
Starting 2003 Matthias has focused on Quark’s interactive and digital publishing solutions. He is an active participant in design and publishing communities and represents Quark in the Ghent PDF Workgroup.

Since February 2014 Matthias heads Quark’s Desktop Publishing business unit and is therefore responsible for QuarkXPress.